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James Carroll

Preventing the other meltdown

By James Carroll
October 13, 2008

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THE WORD "meltdown" came naturally to the lips last week, referring to the collapse of financial markets. But what about a real meltdown? The word came into popular usage to describe the melting of fuel rods in a nuclear reactor, a result of out-of-control overheating, leading to a dangerous release of radiation. But before that, meltdown defined not the accident ... (Full article: 712 words)

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